Tall Ships Ventura Harbor 2019Map it!
Visit Tall Ships Through March 5, 2019!
Tall Ships, Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington, commence their annual voyage along the California coast and sail into Ventura Harbor on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 and remain through Monday, March 5, 2019. The historical vessels will dock in scenic Ventura Harbor Village and will be visible from the promenade above when they are docked. Dockside Tours or “Vessel Tours” are open to the public on select dates ($5 suggested donation). OR get the true experience and set sail on a Tall Ship! Click the circular buttons below for sail options & ticketing info:
A photographer’s delight, the ships are scheduled to sail into Ventura Harbor February 12th at approximately noon. The best viewing locations are at Harbor Cove Beach, Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center, Water’s Edge Restaurant (Formerly known as The Rhumb Line), and Ventura Harbor Village. NOTE: You can also catch them sailing as they depart for special Sails weekly.
Dockside Vessel Tours
Open to the public from February 12, the Tall Ship Dockside Tours offer a living history experience. Dockside tours focus on an authentic 18th-century sailor’s view of traveling by tall ship, as well as a chance to meet the ship’s crew and learn what it took to adventure to new lands. Take a Dockside Tour and dine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at one of the Ventura Harbor Village’s seaside restaurants overlooking the Tall Ships and harbor.
Tours of the Tall Ships are available select days listed below and always available to be viewed dockside while enjoying Ventura Harbor Village during the ships time docked in the harbor.
Cost: $5 Cash Donation is suggested
Feb 12 | Tuesday | Tours for an hour following Grand Arrival
Feb 15 | Friday | 2pm – 6pm
Feb 16 | Saturday | 10am – 1pm
Feb 17 | Sunday | 2pm – 5pm
Feb 18 | Monday | 10am – 1pm
Feb 21 | Thursday | 4pm – 5pm
Feb 23 | Saturday |10am – 1pm
Feb 24 | Sunday | 10am – 1pm
Feb 28 | Thursday | 4pm – 5pm
Mar 1 | Friday | 2pm – 6pm
Mar 2 | Saturday | 10am – 1pm
Mar 3 | Sunday | 10am – 1pm
SPECIAL EVENT: Sweethearts Valentine’s Day Sail (18+)
Couples will enjoy this date night without the kids! Enjoy desserts prepared by the boat’s cooks, sing a shanty, & a stunning sunset cruise on the Harbor.
Cost: From $59 to $65 | Ages 18 & Up
Feb 14 | Thursday | 4pm – 6pm | ORDER HERE
Looking for more adventure? Join our two-hour, family-oriented Adventure Sail to experience tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime amusement. It will be a day to remember! A ticket is required for all passengers, including babies in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: From $49 to $55 | All ages
Our popular three-hour Battle Sails feature booming cannons, close-quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century maritime life aboard tall ships. Experience both of our tall ships in action as they via against each other in the mock battle of the day! Veseel choice will be first come, first serve. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babies in arms. Children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: From $59 to $79 | All Ages
SPECIAL EVENT: Natural History Sail
Join GHHS and Tevin Schmitt of the Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation for a natural history lesson on the water! Guests will learn about the unique natural history and ecology of Ventura County while sailing aboard Lady Washington. It will be a day to remember! A ticket is required for all passengers, including babies in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: From $59 to $65
Mar 3 | Sunday | 2pm – 4pm | Lady Washington | ORDER HERE
— More about the Tall Ships —
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport recommends a $5 donation for Dockside Tours; additional donation amounts support educational programs. For Battle and Adventure Sail ticket reservations call 800-200-5239 or visit www.HistoricalSeaport.org. Tickets are on sale now.
Warm yourself seaside with handcrafted chowders, soups and colorful cocktails at waterfront restaurants featuring a variety of fresh seafood and cuisines. Shop seaside at a handful of boutiques and galleries featuring art pieces that reflect the sea and the Tall Ships. For a listing of restaurants, shops and entertainment, visit VenturaHarborVillage.com.
Hawaiian Chieftain was built in Hawaii in 1988 and originally designed for cargo trade among the Hawaiian Islands. Launched in 1989, Lady Washington is a full-scale reproduction of the original Lady Washington, which was built in 1750s and was one of the first U.S. – flagged ships to explore the west coast of North America.
The Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington travel down the West Coast stopping in ports and harbors for historical and educational visits. These ships host over 8,000 school children a year. Educators should contact the Historical Seaport education office, 360-589-2299 to make arrangements for dockside or on the water programming while here in Ventura Harbor.
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